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RATINGS: 533   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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At Weyerbacher we have created a Winter Ale that is a must for any malty beer lover. Winner of a Silver Medal in the 1998 World Beer Championships, Weyerbacher Winter Ale is brewed with deep-roasted chocolate malt. The taste predominates with a warm, roasty flavor, balanced out with a slightly dry finish. It is smooth but not cloying, with a warming belt of alcohol (5.6% ABV). Although winter ales predate history, they are believed to have their origin in the pagan celebrations of winter solstice. Later, when monasteries produced the local brew, winter ales were made each year to commemorate the birth of Christ. Back then, winter ales were brewed full-bodied as a source of nutrition for the upcoming winter months. Today, winter ales are typified by their seasonality, their rich, malty flavors and by their deep, dark coloration. Generally available November-March, Weyerbacher Winter Ale is the perfect libation for a winter meal, with good friends, or beside a warm fire fending off a cold winter night.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2005
Alright, itís been a year since I had this so letís see. Almost the same color as the porter I just had, smells malty, slight hops and just a wee bit fruity. Flavor is more chocolate malt, and nicely mostly dry. Not bad.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsporrer (711) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2016
Pours a dark cola brown with a thin off white ring. Medium carbonation with plenty of lacing. Light malts and some spices in the aroma. Fairly thin body. Taste is light spices with some cinnamon. Flavors arenít very bold. Not bad, just not that great.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (4101) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUN 10, 2016
Quite good and thick. Very nice to drink and smells of fine brewed one. Great malty features and cloudiness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Pours a medium brown color. Aromas of light chocolate, hops, and a touch of nut. Flavor has a smooth chocolate/coffee blend with a hint of nut, and a nice hop finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (5369) - Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2016
Deep amber pour almost brown with aromas of caramel, malt, light raisin and some light cherry. Flavors are the same nothing over the top just balanced theoughout.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reberiii (498) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Winter Weyerbacher. Very solid beer. Extremely well balanced, but possibly a tad boring because of it. Hints of cherry in the malt/booze, not too sweet, not too thick. Easy to consume for 7%. 3.6

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crhensel (145) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours a rich, dark brown with very little head. Heavy malt on the nose and a thick caramel flavor. Not the best, not the worst. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shot (451) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a fluffy head that dissipates to a thin beige head. Aromas of brown sugar and raisin. Flavors of brown sugar, dark fruits, spice and ginger. Finishes with a bit of breadiness. Creamy mouthfeel. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1037) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2016
Aroma - sweet malt Appearance - very dark brown body, good nucleation, unfiltered. Huge beige head over 2" and settles very slowly. Taste - sweet caramel malt, carmalized sugar, some adjunct spice. There is a bit of a molasses flavor as well. Palate - approaching full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and short finish of some sweet malt.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (1651) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2015
A subdued aroma of a malt and fruit, pours a dark brown color without much of a head. Flat beer with a malt and fruit taste with a hint of bourbon. Watery feel and a malt finish.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mike5326 (1624) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Medium plum brown color, small off white head. Sweet fruit and malt aroma. Light body with a mild sweet malt flavor and a week finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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